Five senior-living communities in Tacoma are coming together again on Aug. 17 to offer a one-day tour of their facilities to help seniors find a community that fits their needs, desired Â location and budget.
â€œThis is the fourth time we have offered this tour,â€ said Christine Hall, director of marketing and public relations for Franke Tobey Jones, which is one of the participating communities. â€œItâ€™s been a very popular event. Each time, our vans have been completely full.â€
Participants can start their tour at any of the following five communities and locations by taking one of the vans or driving their own car car:
- Franke Tobey Jonesâ€”Bistro CafÃ©, 5340 N. Bristol St.
- Merrill Gardensâ€”main entrance, 7290 Rosemount Circle.
- Narrows Glenâ€”main entrance, 8201 6th Ave.
- Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Communityâ€”apartment entrance, 1301 N. Highlands Parkway.
- Weatherly Innâ€”main entrance, 6016 N. Highlands Parkway.
The dayâ€™s program, which will start at 10 a.m., will include a short presentation about senior living. Communities and about todayâ€™s activities. Tours will run from 11 to 3 p.m. Each van will will have a representative from that community to answer questions and will stop at all five locations.
â€œThere will be quite a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes,â€ said Shane Fowler, outreach director at Narrows Glen.
The goal, Fowler added, is â€œto make sure you are well-informed about the options for senior-living communities in the Tacoma area.â€
To reserve a place on the tour and/or a van, RSVPs are requested by Aug. 12 at 253-284-7499.
Kristine Grant, community relations director at Tacoma Lutheran, said seniors “who are thinking about moving into a retirement community” can get answers on pricing, amenities and resources.